The Sims Freeplay- Brilliant Backyards Update

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys (Presented by EA GameChangers) may differ from actual version

Probably not the spooky update you were expecting! But there will be two Halloween Quests returning this year as well as the less spooky new live event and hobby event


Complete the Brilliant Backyard Live Event (no longer available) to unlock new planters and garden items!


Complete the Sassy Stockings Event to unlock stockings! (no longer available)

What else is new?

A very exciting new feature is available for apple players who have iOS12 on their device- Augmented Reality! This means you can build house and put them in real life situations! Check out my post here for more information

Returning Events?

Night of the Candy Monsters Seasonal Quest (no longer available) complete this Player Favourite Event* in the 9 day time limit to unlock Halloween costumes for your sims


Ghost Flustered Seasonal Quest (available for 9 days from 23rd October) complete this quest in the 9 day time limit to unlock Halloween themed sleepwear for your sims and body paint!

Prepped for Prom Hobby Event  (sorry I have been informed by EA this event has been removed from this update) complete this Player Favourite Event* in the 9 day time limit to unlock all the prom outfits for your teenage sims!


Teen Life Hobby Event   (available for 7 days from 5th November) complete this Player Favourite Event* in the 7 day time limit to unlock items for your teenage sims! (the link is from the post last time this was available, I will create a new post when the event begins)

Simtown Health Spa Live Event– (available now for 12 days) complete this event in the 12 day time limit to unlock the simtown health spa template! This is now a live event instead of a community event so you only have personal prizes now and collect arts and craft items instead of gems this time


Groovers N Movers Aerobics Hobby Event  (available for 7 days from 20th November)complete this event in the 7 day time limit to unlock activewear for your adult sims (the link is from the post last time this was available, I will create a new post when the event begins)

Luxury Laundry Live Event (available for 6 days from 24th November) complete this live event in the 6 day time limit to unlock all the laundry items (the link is from the post last time this was available, I will create a new post when the event begins)

*What are Player Favourite Events?These are events or quests you opt in to complete for a second chance to complete them, you will be able to start these within an open period date if you haven’t completed it already. These are optional so you will need to click on the green play button next to the title of the event in the active tasks tab to start but you will have to start from the beginning if you are restarting these events:

Update Videos:

Brilliant Backyard Live Event

Brilliant Backyard House Tour

Augmented Reality Feature


Presented by EA GameChangers


29 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Brilliant Backyards Update

  1. will this update still be available for people with the iphone 6? I’ve heard the AR segment is only for people with the 6s and up

  2. Hi! Do you know if the extra patio paving that was unlocked at the end as part of completing the backyard beautification event will be unlocked at the end of this backyard event if we weren’t able to complete the backyard beautification in time to unlock it? I’ve been wanting it a long time. Thank you!

    • I don’t sorry, I didn’t have access to patios in the early access version but if there is I assume it will be a different patio paving to what was in the Backyard Beautification event

  3. Prepped for prom event not appearing for me. I currently have a pregnancy event. Does that have something to do with ?this. Can I only have one at a time

  4. So as of the new brilliant backyards update, i started the player favorite Night Of The Candy Monsters and i completed the Live Backyard event but i installed this game early 2018 and i never got the spa items. After starting the Night of The Candy Monsters Quest and completing the live event the Day Spa event doesn’t show up. Any idea why?

  5. I think I’m more excited by the new romantic actions that popped up in the store for 50 LP than the Brilliant Backyard Event haha. Something new for taking screens of my sim couples!!

  6. After i install this update, i cannot play the game. It keeps on shutting off. And i’m on the 2nd day of my pregnancy event. Hiks…. Does anyone experience the same thing? Any news if ea will repair this update?

    • What device are you playing on? Most of the time the issue is the device cannot cope with the memory the game requires so it closes so unfortunately there isn’t anything the makers can do to fix this, this is why older devices stop getting updates as they just cannot play the game anymore

  7. i don,t have the prepped for prom event.. i heard that it will come on Oktober 16th.. i have never got this event before.. this will be the first time doing the prepped for prom.. i have teen sims, im the highest level on fashion never pop up in my game,so its impossible to say yes or no to the event…does that mean that it will start later?

  8. Hey girl….I absolutely love your post. I have been checking you out for years now and you have helped me get a long way in sims freeplay. Keep up the good work 👍. Btw would it be cool if they made it where we can play in 3D? Like virtual reality (VR). Thanks for thee blogs 😉

  9. I haven’t had the prepped for from event come through yet and I have no active tasks currently. Also when will the AR be available? I have an ipad air2 and it has IOS12 on and I still cannot access this feature, even though my game has updated as I’ve had the live event and the player favourite event! Help!

    • The prepped for prom event has been removed from this update. If you cannot see this feature it means that your device isn’t compatible, as well as iOS 12 your device needs to have an A9 processor so the iPad Air 2 probably doesn’t have this, sorry about that!

  10. When will the spa live event take place? Is it on the 11th of november or on the 4th of november? And when will you release of the early walkthrough of the spa live event since this event is a live event this year and not a community event? Thank btw for this blog 🙂

  11. Since I have this update installed I can’t have more than 5 sims at one house instead of a maximum of 10. As I have over 30 sims in my simtown and I want them all to garden at the same time, this is quite a struggle. Am I the only one who has this or did this come with the update?

  12. I don’t know why but i didn’t get the Luxury Laundry Event. I had no problem with another events. I was really excited because the last time i didn’t buy all of them. The washing machines are really cool. I think i have to wait for another time 😩 By the way, i love your blog. Thank you!

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